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Francis Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Francis?

Ranking 480th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2016, the name Francis is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #29 was reached in 1915.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 6,347 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Francis was 259 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Francis occurred roughly during the years 1893-1896, 1897-1900, 1905-1918, and 1939-1942, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1972.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

How popular will Francis be?

For a number of years, the name Francis has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Francis for their newborn has risen.

The name Francis still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Francis has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Francis (Girl)Francis (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 79 2,350 636 480
2015 64 2,741 619 482
2014 64 2,718 592 478
2013 58 2,910 536 506
2012 44 3,597 429 592
2011 52 3,185 385 617
2010 45 3,530 358 670
2009 54 3,131 358 678
2008 72 2,593 367 660
2007 75 2,493 402 616
2006 61 2,861 451 556
2005 64 2,642 463 526
2004 71 2,399 456 524
2003 83 2,110 465 517
2002 98 1,826 464 497
2001 94 1,864 544 444
2000 116 1,543 559 435
1999 117 1,476 542 430
1998 121 1,419 580 410
1997 112 1,467 627 385
1996 136 1,274 607 384
1995 161 1,102 697 352
1994 134 1,271 726 339
1993 137 1,254 752 336
1992 144 1,210 802 318
1991 162 1,109 824 313
1990 157 1,113 916 284
1989 143 1,152 918 268
1988 145 1,086 951 247
1987 166 961 948 244
1986 135 1,099 914 245
1985 138 1,066 935 245
1984 125 1,105 900 243
1983 117 1,140 959 234
1982 151 981 983 238
1981 153 957 972 236
1980 153 968 921 243
1979 120 1,120 929 237
1978 135 1,010 940 225
1977 143 967 901 235
1976 130 983 840 240
1975 135 938 958 217
1974 116 1,035 888 233
1973 115 1,016 979 223
1972 120 993 990 222
1971 131 970 1,210 201
1970 138 929 1,390 192
1969 144 872 1,427 189
1968 123 933 1,516 175
1967 122 930 1,585 169
1966 124 906 1,696 164
1965 123 911 1,816 164
1964 134 901 2,069 159
1963 152 849 2,172 153
1962 178 780 2,296 148
1961 203 730 2,342 148
1960 193 728 2,422 145
1959 182 754 2,651 136
1958 173 757 2,613 136
1957 200 704 2,940 128
1956 177 729 3,292 111
1955 204 656 3,438 100
1954 228 600 3,688 94
1953 214 608 3,870 90
1952 249 544 3,978 89
1951 233 553 4,206 85
1950 254 508 4,082 86
1949 256 508 4,283 78
1948 263 505 4,214 80
1947 297 478 4,213 84
1946 262 485 4,005 80
1945 244 455 3,451 75
1944 316 399 3,648 71
1943 312 413 4,067 64
1942 295 417 4,296 58
1941 318 384 3,738 60
1940 317 370 3,606 61
1939 299 381 3,720 53
1938 305 380 3,950 51
1937 311 366 3,727 55
1936 319 353 3,874 50
1935 382 323 3,894 53
1934 354 336 4,007 49
1933 367 327 4,094 45
1932 398 321 4,388 43
1931 373 331 4,731 42
1930 467 307 4,995 42
1929 473 310 5,269 39
1928 571 271 5,514 40
1927 565 279 5,643 36
1926 652 259 5,788 35
1925 660 259 5,977 35
1924 645 257 6,133 34
1923 622 258 6,086 34
1922 607 264 6,148 34
1921 660 259 6,293 35
1920 654 259 6,241 34
1919 673 247 5,726 34
1918 653 253 6,347 30
1917 627 248 5,801 30
1916 519 265 5,652 31
1915 503 261 5,594 29
1914 385 263 3,901 31
1913 299 270 3,205 30
1912 273 272 2,516 35
1911 234 253 1,311 33
1910 227 254 1,000 36
1909 157 288 886 33
1908 166 275 853 34
1907 162 272 717 37
1906 139 281 737 35
1905 149 268 685 36
1904 122 291 686 36
1903 109 300 665 35
1902 140 262 597 38
1901 126 258 543 36
1900 159 257 652 41
1899 101 294 501 38
1898 124 274 541 43
1897 115 266 496 43
1896 114 269 551 39
1895 126 250 480 45
1894 108 264 423 50
1893 107 257 418 48
1892 106 257 429 50
1891 88 261 333 54
1890 101 246 363 55
1889 88 249 346 55
1888 88 247 353 57
1887 82 234 327 54
1886 81 225 344 55
1885 66 250 319 56
1884 56 261 340 57
1883 54 244 285 60
1882 54 235 327 56
1881 47 229 259 63
1880 55 206 344 50

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.